Asus announced last week that its Eee Pad Slider and MeMO Pad tablet PCs would be receiving upgrades to Android 4.0 operating system, which was dubbed the Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS). Users receive notifications on their tablets to upgrade via OTA. With their older models, TF101, TF201 and [easyazon-link asin=”B007P4YAPK” locale=”us”]TF300[/easyazon-link], upgraded to ICS earlier in the year, the latest move completes the OS upgrade for its entire Tablet PC product line. Which is a big accomplishment compared to some of its larger competitors.
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Google’s latest Android 4.0 platform enhances the functionalities in terms of multi-function, screen resolution, user interface, face recognition to unlock screen, and so on. Here are a few highlights of the ICS.
- Panoramic photo shooting, photo editing and dynamic video effects.
- Face Unlock. Users can unlock their screen via face recognition instead of the traditional password, slider or pin codes
- Cache web browsing allows users to surf the web offline
- Easily accessible toggle to monitor and change the power consumption modes
- Screen backlight adjusts for the outdoor mode
- Dictionary function links to its wiki queries
The ICS OS is a hit with the Android community, although some features such as the Face Unlock seems gimmicky. There’s already some complaints about its ability to recognize people with darker skin tone. With that said, ICS appears to be a robust platform, we will need passionate users like you to unlock all the features. Please share your experience or tricks you found on the ICS platform in the comments below!